That was a weak night for everybody (especially Seven as it finished third in the metros), but not for The Bachelor which was third in the metros and second nationally with 1.313 million viewers as fan fave Heather was flicked by The CAD (AKA The Rose Abuser). Nine trumpeted how well The Footy Show did — well, seeing its close to the season, it should have clicked by now and it only really did well with a boost from a reasonable audience in Melbourne of 333,000. It averaged 1.045 million nationally and should really be put down at the end of the season. And it is the start of the finals in both football codes, so The Footy Show should do well. The Chaser’s Media Circus return with 770,000 national viewers — 559,000 in the metros and 211,000n in the regions. Good to have them back.

In the regionals, Seven had a narrow win overall, but Nine won the main channels (because Seven’s offerings were weak). But The Bachelor again failed to ring many bells in regional markets and Ten had to settle for third.

In the Morning Sunrise again won with 367,000 metro viewers, but Today closed the gap, jumping to 343,000 people.

Sunday night represents Seven’s big come back chance after its mid-season blues. The X Factor and the first part of the Peter Allen story starts a big week for the broadcaster — and no Sunday Night.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (29.1%)
  2. Ten (23.9%)
  3. Seven (23.4%)
  4. ABC (16.4%)
  5. SBS (7.2%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (21.0%)
  2. Ten (18.0%)
  3. Seven (13.8%)
  4. ABC (10.6%)
  5. SBS ONE (4.7%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. 7TWO (5.7%)
  2. GO (4.9%)
  3. 7mate (4.0%)
  4. ABC2 (3.5%)
  5. Gem, Eleven (3.1%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Nine News — 1.403 million
  2. The Bachelor (Ten) — 1.313 million
  3. Seven News — 1.207 million
  4. ABC News — 1.170 million
  5. Home and Away (Seven) – 1.112 million
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.045 million
  7. The Footy Show (Nine) — 1.045 million
  8. Nine News  6.30 — 1.007 million
  9. Kings Cross ER (Nine) — 966,000
  10. RBT (Nine) — 965,000

Losers: An even more boring night last night. Nevertheless the Festival of The Boot starts tonight and continues through Sunday. There’s also an ODI from England tonight on Gem and the rest of the NFL Sunday night and Monday morning on 7Mate.Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News — 1.014 million
  2. Nine News  6.30— 1.007 million
  3. Seven News — 942,000
  4. Seven News/Today Tonight — 893,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 874,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 796,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 661,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 625,000
  9. Ten Eyewitness News — 533,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 459,000

Morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) – 367,000
  2. Today (Nine) — 343,000
  3. News Breakfast (ABC 1,  111,000 + 51,000 on News 24) — 162,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 133,000
  5. Mornings (Nine) — 96,000
  6. Studio 1o (Ten) — 75,000

Top five pay TV channels:

  1. LifeStyle  (2.8%)
  2. Fox8, Fox Sports 4, UKTV (2.1%)
  3. TVHITS (2.0%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) — 94,000
  2. Village Vets Australia (LifeStyle) — 83,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox8) – 67,000
  4. The Day Henry Met (Nick Jr) — 65,000
  5. Peppa Pig (Nick Jr) — 65,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2015. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

Peter Fray

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